Performance Improvement 1999. Chapter I - Results in Brief of Selected Program Effectiveness Evaluations


In this chapter of Performance Improvement 1999, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) presents the "results in brief" of FY 1998 completed evaluations that specifically address the effectiveness of its programs. The evaluation may focus either on: (1) broad program strategies, which may encompass a number of authorized programs to address a particular need; (2) a single program that has it own congressional authorization and appropriation; or (3) a specific activity within a program that is essential to its overall effectiveness. These evaluations may provide important information for Congress in its decision about HHS programs.

The evaluations are organized according to the 11 HHS agencies, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (OASPE), and the Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) in the Office of the Secretary. The "results in brief" presentation for each evaluation includes the program area, report title, and a summary of the purpose, principal findings, and uses of the results. More information about these FY 1998 completed evaluations can be obtained from the federal contact person listed, along with a telephone number, following the description of the evaluation. Copies of the evaluation reports can be obtained from either the federal contact person or the HHS Policy Information Center (PIC), accessible at the Internet address: